In­de­pen­dent can­di­date says he’ll fight for Ni­a­gara Cen­tre

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - Local - DAVE JOHN­SON Nathaniel.John­son@ni­a­ 905-684-7251 | @DaveJTheTrib

Pre­sent­ing him­self as an al­ter­na­tive to what he calls the party estab­lish­ment, Steven Soos says he’ll be seek­ing the Ni­a­gara Cen­tre seat as an in­de­pen­dent in the pro­vin­cial elec­tion

“I have spent my en­tire po­lit­i­cal ca­reer from the time I was 19 fight­ing for those who did not have the means to fight for them­selves.”

Pre­vi­ously, Soos was ac­claimed Tril­lium Party of On­tario can­di­date in 2017 for Ni­a­gara Cen­tre, for the fed­eral Green party in the Ni­a­gara Falls rid­ing in 2015, and ran for Ward 6 city coun­cil in Wel­land in 2014. He has since aban­doned the Tril­lium party.

“I want to con­tinue to be a voice for those peo­ple young and old, deal­ing with a men­tal health and ad­dic­tions is­sue. Un­like my op­po­nents, I speak from ex­pe­ri­ence. I am just an av­er­age Joe with the same chal­lenges as my fel­low res­i­dents. Ni­a­gara is fac­ing a health-care cri­sis, and the best way to deal with the cri­sis is to elect in­di­vid­u­als who have ac­cessed those es­sen­tial ser­vices and know first-hand how they can be im­proved.”

Soos said when elec­tion day comes, he wants peo­ple to think very care­fully about who they want to rep­re­sent them at Queen’s Park.

“We can get more of the same from the PC/Lib­eral/Green/ NDP brain trust, or we can elect some­one who has no other in­ter­est then rep­re­sent­ing his fel­low res­i­dents, neigh­bours and friends at the pro­vin­cial stage.”

Steven Soos

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